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baking recipes 

As far as possible, we have included real photos of finished cakes, along with baking tips to help you.  There's also a review function at the bottom of this page. So if you find a recipe brilliant - or awful - let us know and we'll share your feedback on these pages.

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Bakewell bars

Bakewell bars can be a bit tricky, but the results are lovely. You make a sort-of shortbread base, cover it in jam, then make some frangipane and bake it until it's properly cooked.
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bakewell muffins

Bakewell muffins! Two cakes in one!
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banana cake

This banana cake is great for those browning banana's you haven't got round to eating. Made with lots of oats, no sugar and sunflower oil instead of butter its healthy too.
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brack

very easy, very tasty and low in fat.
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brownies

Mike's great recipe for chocolate brownies. Gooey and sticky and perfect.
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carrot and ginger muffins

Carrot Cake-style muffins, spiced up with some syrupy stem ginger
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carrot cake

when people eat this, they say "it's the best carrot cake I've ever tasted!". and it really is.
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chocolate fudge cake

the best chocolate fudge cake you will ever bake
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Chocolate Pecan Pie

What's better than Pecan Pie? CHOCOLATE Pecan Pie, that's what.
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cookies

a tasty and simple cookie recipe you can add things to
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chocolate bites

very easy to make chocolate, fruit, nut & seed bites
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dutch bonfire cake

This is a seasonal recipe for autumn gales and winds. Sugar sprinkled on the cake's top gives it a fairytale sparkle.
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gingerbread

This is the best gingerbread recipe we've found (and we've looked at lots)
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granita

Granita is probably the simplest frozen dessert imaginable. It also tastes awesome.
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iced fingers

Janet's prize-winning recipe for iced fingers
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italian bread

being able to knock out a loaf of home-made bread impresses people more than almost anything else. try this easy recipie
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lemon madeira

an easy and satisfying loaf cake - buttery and zingy
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apricot cake

mike's dad's... so you know it's going to be good...
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millionaire shortbread

who doesn't love this stuff?
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parkin

parkin's a traditional bonfire night cake in yorkshire. try it and see why it's a regional favourite
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R is for Rugelach

A Jewish pastry made with cream cheese dough and shaped like mini croissants.
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Scones

Scones are the quintessential teatime treat. Here are two easy recipes.
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shortbread

Crunchy, buttery shortbread. Mmmm.
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crumble

After many failures, we have finally worked out how to make a perfect crumble.
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white chocolate and raspberry muffins

Mike's staple repertoire muffin - he makes them a *lot* & they are delightful.
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